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Donations needed for ‘Christmas on the Corridor’
by Tribune Staff
Dec 05, 2012 | 3315 views | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend | print
RENO — The Washoe County Sheriff’s Office and Reno Sparks Corridor Business Association are asking for the public’s help in making Christmas a little brighter for children and seniors who live in Reno’s Fourth, Fifth and Sixth Street “Corridor” by donating to this year’s Christmas on the Corridor holiday charity event.

Christmas on the Corridor started in 1996 as a simple opportunity to hand out cookies to a few hundred children and has grown into a huge annual community benefit. To help make this year’s event a success, donations of following new items are needed:

Clothing for children and preteens (Coats, hats and gloves)

Backpacks and school supplies

Toys of all kinds for all ages

Games and books for teens and preteens

Monetary donations and gift cards

Shampoo, soap, toothpaste, toothbrushes

Books on CD, puzzles, paint by number sets, slippers, lap blankets and anything else that would be appreciated by seniors

“This event would not be a success without the help of our fellow residents and local businesses,” Programs Coordinator Brooke Howard said. “It warms my heart year after year to see the kindness people show for others in our community.”

Donated items may be dropped off at the Sheriff’s Community Work Program Office located at 350 S. Center St. (directly across from the Downtown Reno Library) between 6 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. The deadline for donations for this year’s Christmas on the Corridor is Dec. 17.

For more information, contact Brooke Howard at 785-4239.

Donated items will be distributed during the Christmas on the Corridor event on Dec. 22. A Christmas gift giving caravan moves throughout the corridor starting at 10 a.m.

The Washoe County Sheriff’s Office, Reno Sparks Corridor Business Association, and their partners both public and private endeavor to bring Christmas to many children who would otherwise go without. They also sponsor families throughout the year providing food, clothing, everyday essentials and school supplies.
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